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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100%

Kilo Two Bravo (2015)

"It's a relief that one can report that, strictly in aesthetic terms, it is indeed a well-made piece of work, executed with better-than-average levels of craftsmanship." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 94%

Black Souls (2015)

"The film's long low hum of quiet pays off with an aptly shocking climax." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 84%

Do I Sound Gay? (2015)

"American writer-director David Thorpe turns the camera - or more importantly the microphone - on himself to create this engaging, lively documentary about gay identity." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 44%

Maya The Bee Movie (2015)

"As blandly export-friendly and culturally nonspecific as an airline meal." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

The Little Penguin: Pororo's Racing Adventure (2014)

"The animation is plump, cuddly and candy-coloured. The voices are shrill. The plot is as thin as the polar ice cap after a heatwave." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Le talent de mes amis (2015)

"The world probably doesn't really need another film about babyish blokes having midlife crises... but if you like that sort of thing, this specimen isn't half bad." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

Chic! (2015)

"However tempting it may be to salute any film audacious enough to punctuate its title, it must be conceded that Chic! doesn't deserve that punctuation mark." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
89%

How to Dance in Ohio (2015)

"A touching, gentle-hearted look at teenagers on the autistic spectrum preparing for their first formal dance, How to Dance in Ohio offers a refreshingly upbeat, even cheerful look at people and their families coping with the condition." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2015
96%

The Russian Woodpecker (2015)

"Chad Gracia's The Russian Woodpecker offers a wild ride through Ukrainian and Soviet history, from the famines of the early 30s through Chernobyl and up to the present-day war with Russia." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2015
3/5 100%

Junun (2015)

"It's an austere but stylishly packaged work, serious and respectful, which studies the performers as they play with mostly long unbroken takes that run through to the end of each song." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Convenience (2013)

"Effortlessly enjoyable to watch with its generous ration of good, genuinely funny dialogue, all finely delivered by a likable, tightly synchronised cast." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 80%

Letters To Max (2014)

"Rarefied but affecting ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

M.L.E. (2014)

"Unfortunately, too many of the gags Warren throws splat against the wall, leaving a puddle of self-indulgence, overacting and irritating film-making tics." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 20%

The Reflektor Tapes (2015)

"As a piece of cinema, it's a doggedly indifferent work that tells us little about the music or the people who make it." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 50%

Premature (2014)

"Yes, it's predictably crude and juvenile, but in between the bodily secretion gags there's dialogue and performances that are genuinely funny." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/5 78%

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

"Dense thickets of information, told via rostrum-shot photos and documents plus angry mob's worth of witnesses, become a grind after a while, as does the trite guitar-led mystery music." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 23, 2015
89%

One Floor Below (2015)

"The film takes a character who would be merely incidental in a more conventional film and uses him to construct a poignant meditation on responsibility, guilt and community." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2015
90%

Sleeping Giant (2015)

"What's particularly admirable here is the way the cast and filmmakers illuminate not just the wit and charm of young men, but also the callow cruelty of youth." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
70%

Miss You Already (2015)

"Films about female friendship, that pass the Bechtdel test with such flying colors, are all too rare as it is. So it makes it even more of a pity to see this one, with its potential to be a Beaches for the selfie generation, fail to stick the landing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
50%

Homesick (2015)

"The film goes so far out of its way to avoid seeming lurid or melodramatic it ends up being almost emotionally incomprehensible in its obliqueness." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Richly rewarding but often very disturbing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
61%

Legend (2015)

"Tonally incoherent, vacuous and structurally a bleedin' mess." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 100%

Containment (2015)

"While the dialogue is tainted by a few panic-thriller platitudes, and it is clear first-time director Neil McEnery-West needs to work on coaxing the best from actors, this is a zippy, clean-cut work." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 95%

How To Change The World (2015)

"Even hardened whale-eating oil oligarchs are likely to be charmed by the idealism and smarts of these audacious activists." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

The Taking (2013)

"There are tacky touches here and there, but it's basically a watcher." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 89%

Cartel Land (2015)

"There's no doubting Heineman and his crew's audacity as they venture close to the line of fire, but the commitment to observing dispassionately at all times starts to feel a bit like a cop-out." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 33%

Demonic (2014)

"A more than competent, fugue-like manipulation that freshens familiar components with a tricky structure." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

Zombie Fight Club (2015)

"Apparently, this is a sequel to Chien's Zombie 108 which, according to reviews, is even nastier. Count me out." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

In Harmony (En équilibre) (2016)

"The actors are undeniably magnetic, the stunt work is duly impressive, and it all trots along at manageable pace." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"If the film fulfills its duty by providing emotionally the romcom equivalent of a money shot, it delays the gratification in interesting ways." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 21, 2015
93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"The result is an episodic, generous-spirited, pristinely shot and, quite frankly, somewhat dull effort." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 85%

The Wolfpack (2015)

"Too many questions are ultimately left unanswered, but it's a real kick ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 83%

The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)

"Some may find the end result a trifle predictable and too audience-pleasing in its final uplift, but for others that will be its unique selling point." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

A Dozen Summers (2015)

"At least it might work as inspiration for DIY film-makers to prove they could do better." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

Pleasure Island (2015)

"A subpar contribution to the genre quota, which will no doubt soon sink into on-demand distribution." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 87%

52 Tuesdays (2015)

"One can't but fail to be impressed with the film's commitment to investigate its issues with subtlety and frankness." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 90%

Marshland (La isla mínima) (2014)

"Although the plot is predictable, director Alberto Rodríguez puts it through its paces with skill and efficiency and throws in some striking stylised touches ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
5/5 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"It's morally complex and sometimes uncomfortably close to the bone, but also lushly bawdy and funny, and packaged together with an astonishing degree of cinematic brio by first-time writer-director Marielle Heller." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

The Last Sparks of Sundown (2014)

"Kibbey and the cast occasionally lob in a bit of well-timed goofy banter but the plotting is too predictable and the performances too hammy and broad, especially the gurning, grating Allen." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 95%

The Wonders (2015)

"The drama is a bit episodic, but the performances are nuanced, and there's a lot of incisive observation about family dynamics, as well as bonus tips on beekeeping." ‐Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 100%

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015)

"Wilko is irrepressibly energetic, holding forth on life, love, the universe and above all the prospect of death." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Marc Quinn - Making Waves (2015)

"Quinn clearly has a real passion for his vocation, although the film doesn't reveal much about his personal life or inner emotional landscape." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
33%

Lila & Eve (2015)

"It's an instant camp classic, especially because it takes itself so adorably seriously." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 88%

Återträffen (The Reunion) (2015)

"Ultimately, there's something insightful about how scars in childhood shape us, but the gamesmanship of the construction coats the content in a gelid irony." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 99%

Song Of The Sea (2014)

"Song of the Sea blends Celtic legends, bravura design and animation, and intelligent storytelling that understands but never patronises young viewers, to create an exquisite and rewarding work." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Life's A Beach (2015)

"Painterly cinematography and pleasant folky tunes help this sea-breeze sweet story, with its melancholy final act, slip down easily." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 6, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

How to Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends (2015)

"Banal navel-gazing exercises like this evince precisely why the media today, awash with self-published digital works, need gatekeepers like record labels and film distributors." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 86%

All American High Revisited (2014)

"Neither the 80s material nor the followup digs terribly deeply into the subjects' psyches or has much to say about the sociology of American high schools, but it's an amusing, easily digestible exercise in time travel." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
61%

Robot Overlords (2015)

"Surprises are few and far between, but what makes it a bit better than average compared to other live-action kids' films is the jaunty banter." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Pavang rak (Concrete Clouds) (2014)

"Set in Bangkok circa 1997, this moody drama about two brothers trying to cope with their father's suicide subtly queries the impact of macroeconomics on personal lives." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
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